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(254) Augusta

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Discovered 1886 Mar. 31 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named in honor of the widow of Carl Ludwig von Littrow (1811–1877) who succeeded his father Johann Joseph von Littrow (1781–1840) as director of the Vienna Observatory in 1842. Auguste von Littrow (1819–1890) worked as an author with the pen name Otto August. Her home was one of the intellectual centers in Vienna. (H 30; A. Schnell)

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